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Concerto Grosso for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone and Wind Ensemble

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Robert Linn

Robert Linn

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General Info

Year: 1961
Duration: c. 10:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown

Movements (played without pause)

1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
4. Allegro molto


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Program Notes

Concerto Grosso (1961) is one of eight works for wind symphony that Robert Linn wrote over the course of his fifty-year career. The work, following the traditional concerto grosso model of alternating a large group, known as the ripieno or concerto grosso, with a smaller group known as the concertino, features three soloists: trumpet, horn, and trombone.

Though the work is through-composed, there are four clearly delineated sections. The first of these, allegro moderato, opens with a short introduction by the full ensemble before the concertino enters on a fanfare-like figure. Each member of the trio is featured as a soloist, and the section ends with a restatement of the introductory material. Opening with the concertino in free canon, the adagio continues with various statements from the ripieno that lead into a cadenza by the soloists. The allegro opens with a full ensemble introduction leading into the thematic statement by the concertino. Ensemble and soloists alternate freely, and this section also ends with another short cadenza. The final section, the allegro molto, uses a brief recapitulation of the introduction to serve as the coda.

- Program Note from University of North Texas Wind Symphony concert program, 25 April 2019

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  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Symphony (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor; Lantana Trio) – 25 April 2019

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